Economic Statistics for 15 Dec 15
Consumer prices were unchanged overall in November, and rose 0.2% ex-food and -energy. On a year-over-year basis, the CPI is up 0.5%, and up 2.0% ex-food and -energy.
The Empire State Manufacturing Index rose more than 5 points, but remained negative at -4.59% for December.
Redbook reports that last week’s retail sales fell to 1.5% on a year-ago basis, from the previous week’s 1.9%.
The Housing Market Index fell -1 point in December, to 61.
Foreign demand for U.S. long-term securities fell by $-16.6 billion, primarily from the net $-50.2 billion sold by foreign investors.